In 1870 at the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War De gas enlisted in the National Guard. After war De gas settled in New Orleans verse his rather and number Of Other relatives lived. This time De gas produced many of favors illustrated family members. One of the Degas’s New Orleans work depicting a scene at The Cotton Exchange, at the same title. This piece Of art portrays the main office purchasing cotton. In the foreground Of picture appears a figure with a sample of cotton in his toes.
It’s Michael Munson- Edger’s uncle. In the middle of the room there is someone who sits on the chair and reading newspapers. This man is Edger’s brother. On the left side there is his second brother. He leans on the window of checkout crossing his legs casually. Nonchalance two brothers contrasts with the busy activity other characters. Black color their clothes opposes white of cotton, shirts and newspapers, Strong, but not glaring contrasts gives to scene hardworking and serious atmosphere.
The impression intensities technique used by De gas. Smooth and precise touch of the brush, The whole is kept in pastel colors. Watching the work we have an impression it’s a snapshot. Greening moment Of time portrays them exactly, imparting a sense of movement. This kind of shot view making Edger’s paintings timeless think.